The 4:30 arrooooo alarm went off. Thinking that I'd missed the scratching at the door and the whining part of "I have to go out," I threw back the covers and leapt out of bed. I went to the door and unhooked the hook-and-eye expecting to see the dog heading down the stairs.
Instead, Ray quickly tiptoed past me and hurled himself onto the bed, immediately settling into a tinylittle "you can't see me" posture next to Gregg.
Upon Ray's hurtling, Hugo, who had been sitting in my vacated warm spot waiting for me to come back to bed, spazzed across the bedside table in terror. Crashing ensued.
In the dark, I couldn't see what had gone flying but I heard water glugging and assumed my Tervis was a casualty. I turned on the light.
"Did you spill your water? Better get towels." said Gregg groggily as he turned over and went back to sleep.
I looked for my Tervis but didn't see it, although I still heard the water glugging out. I had bought the lidded cups when Gregg was convalescing to keep Moonie-head out of his water. She likes a nice drink of fresh water and will stick her head in any open glass to get a drink. Unfortunately, Moonie isn't smart enough to withdraw her head from a glass after a drink and will just drag the open container over once she is done. A blessing in disguise. Although water spills everywhere, at least most of the time she keeps us from unsuspectingly drinking cat-head contaminated water. As long as the drinking port is closed, the Tervis is spill-proof and cat-proof. The drinking port on my Tervis was obviously open.
I moved the bedside table and found the Tervis behind it with only an inch of water left in the bottom. I retrieved a soaking box of Kleenex from the floor next to it and removed the wet magazines from the top of table (how did water get ON the table when the cup was on the floor behind it????). I went to get towels.
As I mopped up the mess, I thought for the thousandth time of my BFF's favorite sarcastic-laden quote after a pet-related disaster: "Pets enrich our lives in SO many ways."